I’m a nomad at heart and traveling is in my blood. It also happens to be a way to treat yourself, get away from work and re-charge (and you shouldn’t be afraid to do so if you don’t want to burnout). However, due to the continuing effects of the pandemic, you may not want to venture too far this year.
My family and I are planning a staycation, opting for a vacation close to home, instead of our usual joust across the globe and are loving the tools that make planning our getaway a breeze. If you’re in the process of planning a staycation, you’ll love these six apps. From booking country cottages to planning road trips, these tools have all you need.
Foursquare is a great city guide app. You can use it to find the best bars and restaurants in cities across the globe. There’s also community where you can get tips and keep track of your favorite places. This city guide has plenty of cool features, including:
- Finding the best-kept secrets and hidden gems.
- Tips from travelers all over the world.
- Rate places and add preferences (to get personalized recommendations).
- Follow influencers and friends for specialist advice.
City breaks are the perfect way to experience new things. Just don’t forget to bring your camera–you’ll want to post plenty of pictures to the ‘Gram!
2 . Roadtrippers
If your staycation involves a road trip make sure that you download the Roadtrippers app. Using this tool, you can plan the perfect route and find plenty of activities to do on your way. Roadtrippers provides you with route info, including roadside attractions, national parks, camping spots, and tasty diners. The app also features a ‘road tripping community’ where you can exchange tips and stories with fellow roadtrippers. Some cool features include:
- Plot seven waypoints for your trip.
- Save your favorite places.
- Get exclusive deals.
- Online and offline maps.
Road trips are a great way to explore beautiful, new destinations without traveling too far from home. If you need to add more waypoints you can download Roadtrippers Plus.
- All Trails
Planning a hiking trip this summer? Then be sure to download the All Trails application. Using the app, you can get information about curated trails so you can choose the best option for you. There are thousands of trails to choose from in destinations all over the world. App content includes GPS mail, offline maps, topo maps, and more. Whether you’re looking for a mountain hike, a trail run, or a bike ride, you’ll find plenty of trails to suit your needs. Don’t forget to use the handy search filters. You can search for a ‘child-friendly hike’, ‘wheelchair friendly hike’, and more. If you’re planning a camping trip, this is a great app to have.
Airbnb is a great app to find the perfect accommodation. There are plenty of unique places to choose from and many beautiful destinations. Whether you’re looking for a cabin in the mountains or an apartment in the city, there are tons of options. In addition to finding stellar accommodation at swoon-worthy prices, you can use the app to find a variety of activities. Choose from dining experiences, guided tours, just to name a few. Use the search filters to set your budget and the amenities that you’ll need.
Using this app, you can access self-guided walking tours in thousands of cities all over the world. There are also plenty of interesting travel articles with some great tips. With the help of these tours, you can explore the best historical sites, landmarks, nightlife spots, and restaurants. Bonus–you don’t need to use up your data because it’s easy to access all the data offline. Whether you’re travelling in France, London or New York this is a great app. There are plenty of other features including:
- Create walking tours of your own.
- Track yourself on the map.
- City maps offline.
- Destination-specific traveling advice.
Before you set off on your next city tour, download GPSMYCity and give it a try. You’ll have plenty of fun with these walking tours and some of them are even educational (you know, for the kids).
- Culture Trip
Culture Trip is a great app for traveling the country. From travel guides to tips and stories from travel experts, you can use this app to find hidden gems. The Culture Trip app is great for planning the details of your trip. Here, you can make wishlists and create itineraries. Whether you’re looking to book experiences or get advice on destinations, you can do it all in-app.
With the help of these six apps, you’ll be able to plan the perfect trip. If you want to learn how we plan our staycation and keep up with all of the fun, sign up for my newsletter below where I share exclusive content as well as lifestyle and business insights with my readers!